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The Resource Comedy at the edge : how stand-up in the 1970s changed America, Richard Zoglin

Comedy at the edge : how stand-up in the 1970s changed America, Richard Zoglin

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Comedy at the edge : how stand-up in the 1970s changed America
Title
Comedy at the edge
Title remainder
how stand-up in the 1970s changed America
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Richard Zoglin
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Language
eng
Summary
In the rock-and-roll 1970s, a new breed of comic, inspired by the fearless Lenny Bruce, made telling jokes an art form. Innovative comedians like George Carlin, Richard Pryor, and Robert Klein, and, later, Steve Martin, Albert Brooks, Robin Williams, and Andy Kaufman, tore through the country and became as big as rock stars in an era when Saturday Night Live was the apotheosis of cool and the Improv, Catch a Rising Star, and the Comedy Store were the hottest clubs around. In Comedy at the Edge, Richard Zoglin gives a backstage view of the time, when a group of brilliant, iconoclastic comedians ruled the world--and quite possibly changed it, too. Based on extensive interviews with club owners, agents, producers--and with unprecedented and unlimited access to the players themselves--Comedy at the Edge is a no-holdsbarred, behind-the-scenes look at one of the most influential and tumultuous decades in American popular culture.--From source other than Library of Congress
Summary
In the rock-and-roll 1970s, a new breed of comic, inspired by the fearless Lenny Bruce, made telling jokes an art form. Innovative comedians like George Carlin, Richard Pryor, and Robert Klein, and, later, Steve Martin, Albert Brooks, Robin Williams, andAndy Kaufman, tore through the country and became as big as rock stars in an era when Saturday Night Live was the apotheosis of cool and the Improv, Catch a Rising Star, and the Comedy Store were the hottest clubs around. In Comedy at the Edge, Richard Zoglin gives a backstage view of the time, when a group of brilliant, iconoclastic comedians ruled the world--and quite possibly changed it, too. Based on extensive interviews with club owners, agents, producers--and with unprecedented and unlimited accessto the players themselves--Comedy at the Edge is a no-holdsbarred, behind-the-scenes look at one of the most influential and tumultuous decades in American popular culture.--From source other than Library of Congress
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digitized
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
239462
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
792.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1969.C65
LC item number
Z64 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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True
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adult
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how stand-up in the 1970s changed America
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Comedy at the edge : how stand-up in the 1970s changed America, Richard Zoglin
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OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
After Lenny -- Rebellion -- Race -- Improv -- Clubbing -- Put-on -- Some fun -- Chasing Carson -- Extremists -- Women -- The boom -- Mainstream
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (247 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781596919440
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  • lossless
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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illustrations
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  • preservation
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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863BF97C-A824-437D-A51C-46501F9967C8
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(OCoLC)608420493
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Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Comedy at the edge : how stand-up in the 1970s changed America, Richard Zoglin
Link
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
After Lenny -- Rebellion -- Race -- Improv -- Clubbing -- Put-on -- Some fun -- Chasing Carson -- Extremists -- Women -- The boom -- Mainstream
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (247 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781596919440
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
863BF97C-A824-437D-A51C-46501F9967C8
System control number
(OCoLC)608420493
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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